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Tired of seeing red? Learn how one lessor only saw green

Adam and I were talking the other day about all the changes we’ve seen in the auto and equipment finance industry over the last two years. So many areas of the business have been affected by simply replacing in-person meetings with digital…

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Sibos: Payments players partner for success

Sibos 2022: Payments players partner for success

It’s been a busy conference season, and one of my highlights was attending Sibos in Amsterdam, where more than 10,000 leaders from banks and financial institutions around the world gathered to discuss the changing financial landscape—and change was certainly top of mind…

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What's next? 3 powerful CX takeaways from Sibos

I attended Sibos 2022 in Amsterdam and connected with clients and partners to discuss the future of banking. With so many energizing conversations, I’m taking this moment to share my key takeaways from the Sibos experience. Disruption has become business as usual…

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Six ways to boost metaverse presence

Six ways to boost (or start) your metaverse presence

Every day we see new reports of companies joining the metaverse. As bulky virtual reality (VR) headsets become a thing of the past, replaced by more comfortable, sleeker models, customers will come to expect many of their online interactions with companies to…

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Sibos: Banks readying to execute on sustainability goals

This year’s Sibos conference in Amsterdam lifted the lid on how banks are grappling to become more sustainable and advance the fight against climate change. And what it revealed is tremendously encouraging.  In this two-part blog post, I’ll share some of my…

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Four big ideas in the wake of Sibos 2022

In the wake of the Sibos conference, it looks to me like banking right now is full of paradoxes. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are a total game changer or a complete dud. Fintechs are an existential threat to incumbent banks or…

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Big banks need to embrace embedded finance – and fast

A recent Accenture survey found that embedded finance offerings to small and medium-sized enterprises could increase global bank revenues by as much as US$92 billion by 2025. Embedded finance offers banks a huge opportunity to grow their businesses. I’ve asked my colleague…

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News from Sibos: Banks are excited for new trade finance solutions

At the recent Sibos conference in Amsterdam, commercial banking leaders from around the world gathered to share their insights and enthusiasm about the latest trends and innovations. I had the great pleasure of leading a roundtable on trade finance, and I was…

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How banks can make customer relationships even better

I asked my colleague Danelle Faust—who leads our financial services business within Accenture Song across the Midwest—to be my co-author again. She’s the perfect person to help explore what middle market banks need to do to respond to the most complex consumer…

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What’s next for payments? 5 takeaways from Sibos

The payments industry has undergone unprecedented transformation in recent times given the global pandemic, geopolitical shifts, recalibration of supply chains, accelerating digitalization and significant economic turbulence. The fascinating conversations around payments at the recent Sibos conference highlighted just how fast things are…

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Michael Abbott

Senior Managing Director – Global Banking Lead

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Managing Director – Global Payments

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Senior Managing Director – Midwest Technology Lead

Amit Mallick

Managing Director – Global Open Banking & API Lead

Margaret Weichert

Managing Director – Payments Lead, North America

Jared Rorrer

Managing Director – Global Commercial Banking Lead

Cameron Krueger

Managing Director – Specialty Finance

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Managing Director – Applied Intelligence

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Chris Scislowicz

Managing Director – Credit Lead, North America

Dilnisin Bayel

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Peter Beardshaw

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Global Financial Services Sustainability Lead

Masashi Nakano

Senior Managing Director – Banking Lead, Growth Markets, Financial Services Japan Lead

Jess Murray

Managing Director – Song, Banking & Capital Markets Lead, North America

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Managing Director – Talent & Organization Practice Lead, Financial Services, North America

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